Monthly Archives: August 2013

Flavio Morais at galerie t

Flavio Morais, who is one of my most favorite artists on the whole planet of the Earth (and also pretty much in the rest of the Universe), is having a show at galerie t in Düsseldorf, so if you’re in … Continue reading

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The Demo Studio Show

Because of a long and wholly unpredictable series of flukes and chance connections, I ended up getting invited this summer to participate in The Demo Studio Show at D center Baltimore. For the best explanation of the exhibit, you should … Continue reading

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Book Cover: The Joy of Pamphlets

Extremely rough first sketch for the cover of my forthcoming craft guide, The Joy of Pamphlets. It’ll be 700 pages of everything you ever wanted to know about how to do 3-hole bindings for small booklets. Plus there’ll be a … Continue reading

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Bonus Info: Sewing

Working with a punching cradle: use scrap card stock to soften the impact of the awl, line up your folios against the fence at the end of the cradle, punch straight down, make small holes. To sew a simple pamphlet, … Continue reading

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Bonus Info: Pamphlet Prep

This is Part 1 of the next-to-last post in this mini-series about the “Intro to Bookbinding” class we had on July 27th. I’ll do a write-up about tools next and then it’s on to other long-delayed work for a while. … Continue reading

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Bonus Info: Paper Prep

In most kinds of books, the grain direction of every element (binder’s board, book cloth, text paper, etc.) should be parallel to the spine. This post has some extra information in it for anyone who took my “Intro to Bookbinding” … Continue reading

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Science Art

Clearly, I love making diagrams. Just a bunch of measurements and a bunch of straight lines drawn according to the measurements. Clearly, it’s what I ought to be drawing instead of pictures of Martians and new kinds of shoes and … Continue reading

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4th of July & Other Miscellany

The Penland 4th of July party, which we had instead of the usual parade because of unusual amounts of rain, was a blast. A blurry, mind-scrambling, went-by-too-quick blast. That I have only a few pictures of because I had my … Continue reading

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Penland Letterpress: Session 3 Words & Pictures

What I saw on my morning walk to class:non-stop amounts of 100% real natural beauty. As I mentioned down below earlier on this Picture Engine thing, I had the great honor and privilege of teaching a class at Penland a … Continue reading

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Print Shop Signage

Photo by Sean P. Morrissey Photo by Sean P. Morrissey I went slightly nuts drawing signs for my class at Penland, but because of being constantly busy (which I was glad about) I went somewhat less nuts taking pictures of … Continue reading

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